Hair Removal Made Simple Chrissy Spehar The quest for smooth, silky skin can be endless, especially if you’re relying on shaving or plucking. Waxing, on the other hand, can save you time and provide results lasting up to four weeks. “I recommend waxing for facial hair and for people with lighter, finer hair,” says Cindy Barshop, owner of Completely Bare High-Tech Spa in New York. “People who wax get a smoother, longer lasting effect.” How It Works In this treatment, warm wax adheres to the hair, cools, and is pulled off in strips. There are two types of wax: hard wax and soft wax. Hard wax is usually better for.